As in most religions there are two great forces. One which is good and
who lives above. The other is the evil one that lives below, controlling
all which is dark and evil. In paganism they are named Byelobog and Chernobog.
The noun 'bog' in both names means 'god'. The adjectives 'cherny'(black)
and 'byely'(white) describes their character. These are the two gods created
at the basis of paganism by the ancient Slavs, forming a dualism. The character
of Byelobog is described in some legends as an old man with a long beard,
dressed in white. He only appeared during the day, doing good deeds like
helping people whom got lost and helping peasants with their work. This
dualism left a lot unexplained and more divinities were to be created.
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